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Keep The Legs And Feet Warm

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-Dunng ine uamp anu coui season me legs should be encased in mry thick knit woolen drawers. tho feot in thick woolen stockings (which must bo changed every day), and tho shoe soles must be as broad as tho feet when fully spread, so that the blood shall havo freo passage. If the feet aro squoezed ia the least, tho circulation is checked, and coldness is inevitable. This free ciroulation cannot be securod by a loóse upper with a narrow sole. If when the foot stands naked on a sheet of paper it measures threo and a half. I will supposo you have done all this faithfully, and yet your feet and legs are oold. Now add more woolen, or, if you are to travol much in the cars, or in a sleigh, procure a pair of chainois-skin or wash-leathor drawers, which I have found to be most satisfactory. I have known a number of ladies afflicted with hot and aching head, and other evidenco of congestión about the upper parts, who wero completely relie ved by a pair of chamais-skin drawers and broad-soled shoes. Three ladies in every four suffer Lrom some congestión in the upper part of the body. It is feit iu a fullness of the head, in sore throat, in palpitation of the heart, torpid liver, and in many othor ways. It is well known that a hot foot-bath will relieve, for tho time being, any and all these difficulties. This batb. draws the blood into the legs and feet, relieving the congestión above. What the hot foot-bath does for an hour, the broad-ahoes, with thick woolen stockings, and a pair of flannel drawers, with a pair of wash-leather drawers added, win wj pKiiiiiiiiuiitiy , ui (jourat uui speaking of cold weather. No ono hesitates to multiply the clothing about tho trunk. "VVhy hesitato to increase the clothing about the legs? As a prevention of many common affections about the che8t, throat and head, including nasal catarrh, I know nothing so effective as the dress of the lower extremities which. Í am advocating. The bath is a good thing, exercise is a good thing, friction is a good thing, but, after all, our main dependence in this cliinate must ever be, during the cold scason, warm clothing.' Already we overdo this about our trunka, but not one person in ten woars clothinff enoug;h about the legs and tect. -


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